Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design

November 11, 2010

Ordering Disorder is a book by Khoi Vinh that delivers a definitive take on grids and the Web and provides both the big ideas and techniques of grid-based design.

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Thinking with Type: Grid

July 22, 2009

An on-line companion to the book Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton that contains a section on single-column, multi-column and modular grids.

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Process: Airside by Airside

June 29, 2009

Airside explains it’s process of creating their book Airside By Airside. The article features a section on the grid system used for the layout.

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The Grid Book

April 7, 2009

Examines the history of ten grids that changed the world and charts the evolution of each.

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Layout Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Using Grids

March 23, 2009

This book outlines and demonstrate basic layout/grid guidelines and rules through 100 entries.

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Barbican Identity Guidelines

February 12, 2009

Stunning guideline book for Barbican by UK based firm North Design. The book features a section on how grids are applied to the identity.

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Constructing the Grid

January 13, 2009

Step by step guide on creating the grid used for the covers of the original Pelican Books.

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The Vignelli Canon

January 9, 2009

A 96 page PDF book by the master Massimo Vignelli on better understanding typography in graphic design with a nice section of grids.

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Type Book/Grid Project

January 6, 2009

Project involving developing a grid system, and laying out an informational book on the usage of type, with text from various sources.

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Making and Breaking the Grid

January 5, 2009

A layout design workshop that assumes that to effectively break the rules of grid-based design one must first understand those rules and see them applied to real-world projects.

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AisleOne Essentials

December 10, 2008

A single place for all designers to find the most essential books on graphic design, typography and grid systems.

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